i48 2023 Award Winners

Thank you to everyone for a great festival! Here are the award winners!



Best Use of Character: “The Receptionist” by MacGuffin Media
Best Use of Dialogue: “The Date” by Monkey-Fu Films
Best Use of Prop: “First Case” by Wander Pictures
Best Actor: Ben Jensen in “A Second Chance” by AllrichFilms
Best Actress: Annie Payne in “First Case” by Wander Pictures
Best Sound/Music: “Second Chance” by AllrichFilms
Best Cinematography: “Second Chance” by AllrichFilms
2nd Best Film: “Ruby’s Heist” by Rocket to the Moon
Best Film: “Second Chance” by AllrichFilms


Best Use of Character: “Drowning” by Episodic Studios
Best Use of Dialogue: “Killing Barbie” by Clam City
Best Use of Prop: “The Legend of Sal Scoops” by Wandering Sunfish
Best Actor: Austin Von Johnson in “Magpies” by Bing Bong & Friends
Best Actress: Brooke Burton in “The Following is a Paid Advertisement for GloboChurch” by Vacant 12 Films
Best Sound/Music: “Snake Oil” by Tin Can Studios
Best Cinematography: “Magpies” by Bing Bong & Friends
2nd Best Film: “The Following is a Paid Advertisement for GloboChurc by Vacant 12 Films
Best Film: “Magpies” by Bing Bong & Friends


i48 2023


2023 is the 20th Anniversary of the Idaho Forty-Eight Hour Film Festival and Competition (“i48”). Over the past twenty years, 778 teams have embraced the challenge to write, produce, cast, costume, secure locations, shoot, edit, and musically score a completed film in just 48 hours. Making the safe assumption that i48 films are an average of five (5) minutes long, this means i48 teams have produced 3890 minutes of movies – or 65 hours. If you wanted to watch every i48 film ever made, you’d need two and half days to do it.


Filmmakers from the Treasure Valley and throughout Idaho can join this proud history by signing up now for i48/2023. This i48 will follow the same rules and format as our past 19 years, but we know you’ll feel extra amazing being a part of our 20th! The Competition will run from 6:00pm on June 2, 2023 to 6:00pm on June 4, 2023. As always, all completed films will be included in a public screening at The Flicks in Boise on Saturday, June 10, 2023. The “Best of i48/2023”, showcasing the award winnings films, will play on Sunday, June 11, 2023 at the historic Egyptian Theatre in downtown Boise.


All participating teams in i48’s 20th Anniversary will receive some free 20th Anniversary swag to mark the occasion. Additionally, we’re bringing back t-shirts with some special commemorative i48 20th Anniversary t-shirts available for sale at all screenings!


i48 can already vote in elections and next year, i48 will be able to legally drink. Kids grow up so fast these days…

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